• Kyodo, Staff Report

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Two passengers, one male and one female, died Tuesday in an apparent self-immolation aboard a speeding bullet train south of Tokyo.

The man, identified as Haruo Hayashizaki, a 71-year-old resident of Suginami Ward, Tokyo, was near the entrance doors at the front of the Nozomi 225’s lead car when he poured a flammable liquid from a white plastic tank over his head and set it alight, police said.

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